Archive for the Africa Category

Isaiah Washington Awarded Sierra Leonan Citizenship

Posted in Africa, Celebrity on December 16, 2008 by missmwabi


Congratulations to Isaiah Washington for being awarded Sierra Leonan citizenship.

Hello ALL,

Well…as I sit here in the TGMF office completely numb yet elated. I am at a lost for words. Minister Zainab Bangura has phoned me from New York to “officially” tell me that I am now a citizen of Sierra Leone and that I need to send her 2 photos for the Sierra Leone Passport that awaits me in Freetown. I could go on and on about how much that phone call means to me, but I will simply defer you all to the “Recent Work” section on Google’s Wikipedia. President Koroma now goes down in history as the “first” African President to issue an African-American full citizenship based on DNA. Congrats to all who have been on this historical journey with me. Mission Accomplished. That said, I’m so moved right now that I am literally wiped out with the gravity of this new reality. Going home to celebrate with my “dual citizenship” with my family…One Love



She’s Still Got It

Posted in Africa, Celebrity, Fashion & Style on November 3, 2008 by missmwabi

Iman will ALWAYS look good!

Check her out at the recent Black Girls Rule Awards.

Estelle joins her and this is the perfect picture of 2 African ladies doing it big!

Korto Came So Close To Winning

Posted in Africa, Fashion & Style, TV on October 15, 2008 by missmwabi

I am so proud of Korto for coming so close to winning Project Runway.  I know she was dissapointed not to be declared the winner but she has to be proud of making it so far and getting praise from some big names.  I would not be surprised if a big name designer has scooped her up as they did Austin Scarlett back in Season 1.  Korto’s talent is undeniable and I would buy her designs in a heartbeat.  I look forward to seeing her future in the design world.  I loved her walking the runway with her daughter..what a moment.  Congratulations Korto, African girl.  You represented us well and you ROCKED!

Enjoy her entire collection from Bryant Park.

Um Ebony, Where’s Sophie?

Posted in Africa, Celebrity, Movies on October 15, 2008 by missmwabi

I love the 3 lovely ladies that cover November’s issue of Ebony but I was dissapointed that Sophie Okonedo didn’t make the cover.  Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, and Sophie Okonedo ALL star in The Secret Lives of Bees in theatres this Friday.

The Headline clearly screams THE VOICES OF AMERICA as they are making the point that all 3 ladies went from the music world into the film world but still.  This is an ensemble cast and Sophie shouldn’t have been left out.

Sophie is featured inside the magazine but I’m still salty that she was snubbed on the cover *hmph*  This isn’t just another actress Ebony, she is an Academy Award nominated one.  And they didn’t even interview her! She was right there!!!! A 6 page spread and all she gets is one quote?! Come on! This is why I do what I do and represent my clients the way I do.  We deserve the spotlight too people!

Watch the behind the scenes video from the photo shoot:

The Kodjoe’s Photographed by D-Nice

Posted in Africa, Celebrity, Movies on October 15, 2008 by missmwabi
Boris & Nicole

Boris & Nicole

Newlyweds D-Nice and Malinda spent the weekend at the Kodjoe’s.  They got all dolled up to attend Tyler Perry’s studio opening.

D-Nice takes some amazing pictures.

Hit up his gallery to view more.

Estelle at VH1 Hip Hop Honors

Posted in Africa, Celebrity, Music on October 9, 2008 by missmwabi

Estelle embraced her inner Iman on the VH1 Hip Hop Honors Awards red carpet.

She also performed in a tribute to De La Soul.

Tyler Perry & Ethiopian Date/Girlfriend or is Fiance?

Posted in Africa, Celebrity, Movies on October 6, 2008 by missmwabi

I read that Tyler Perry was engaged to an Ethiopian beauty and thought ok, whatever cause that man is linked to everybody from Oprah to Tyra to Taraj and people been trying to marry him off since he hit the scene.

The couple looked gorgeous at the opening of his new studio in Atlanta over the weekend.  Her name is Gelila Bekele ans she is a model.  Ethiopian girls are doing it!